MEC Business Lounge – Media City

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    Dawnvale are delighted to have been selected to work on the new 53,500 sq ft ‘enterprise centre’ to support new and existing media talent, within the South Tower of MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.Salford City Council are keen to encourage big new ideas at MediaCityUK, so secured funding to create a place where creativity and innovation can be nurtured and developed.

    The Media Enterprise Centre (MEC), will offer a range of services to help stimulate and support the growth of media companies. A number of key areas will be created within the MEC. They include:
    Games hub comprising a usability lab for games and interactive technologies, within a wider games research/testing facility
    Digital workflow hub comprising key industry requirements: a new broadcast lab (NBL), a media technology support service (MTSS) and a content information bank (CIB)
    Production content hub comprising flexible workspace for new content makers, and a post-production environment
    Workspace – office space will be available for rent by small and medium sized businesses within the MEC
    Business lounge – the convening space or ‘glue’ for the MEC will come from Floor 7 which will be a business lounge and conference/meeting space

    Dawnvale had a heavy involvement with the fit out on the Business Lounge, which included a new horseshoe bar, Coffee counter, commercial kitchen, and various loose furniture and banquette seating.

    Dawnvale manufactured and installed a new horseshoe bar which included a stainless steel double bull nosed distressed bar top, a back bar display with mirror glass panel media wall, and new laminated illuminated LED lighting shelves.

    The coffee counter was a bespoke distressed timber carcass with a solid beach wooden top. The framework included a deli display with a coffee and hot water station.

    The new commercial kitchen included a bespoke island canopy with central service spine, a variety of cook line equipment including a 4 ring induction range oven, a walk-in cold room and dishwashing area.

    Dawnvale were also given the task to design and manufacture a selection of bespoke contract furniture to compliment the design scheme of the Business Lounge. This included a range of lounge seating, solid timber tables including a 6m long model, high stools, sofa style banquette seating for three separate areas and the main reception counter.

    Daniel Fountain / 01.11.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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